Charlie Anderson, Chair, IBA

MARQUETTE, MI  – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The official kickoff to the Fourth of July Weekend in Ishpeming is being held tomorrow in the downtown area.  The Annual “Festival Of Treasures” will be held in Downtown Ishpeming from 10 am to 4 pm.  This annual event showcases the downtown merchants and their wares and also features plenty of delicious foods, live music and entertainment for all ages.

Charlie Anderson, Chairman of the Ishpeming Business Association, joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning to discuss the event.  He outlined several of the events and activities in the works.  He also mentioned a chili cook-off for folks to take part in.

To listen to the interview with Anderson, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Ishpeming Business Association, please click “HERE“.

 

Debra Nance, Marquette Area 4th of July Committee

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Debra Nance with the Marquette Area Fourth of July Committee joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to give an update about the planned festivities  for  the Fourth of July in the Marquette area.

Previously, when Nance was on the program a few weeks ago, she discussed several of the financial challenges the committee was facing as the parade and fireworks approached.  Since then, several area businesses and individual residents have stepped up to make financial contributions that alleviated a major portion of the pressures.

To listen to the interview with Nance, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Marquette Area Fourth of July Committee and the activities planned for the 4th, please click “HERE“.

Rikka Bos and Walter Wheeler with the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Representatives with the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation stopped in recently at the WKQS studios to talk about their efforts to provide a broad array of charitable programs to better serve fellow Masons, their families, and the communities in which they live.

Communications Manager Rikka Bos and Executive Director Walter Wheeler chatted with Sunny 101.9’s Walt Lindala about the group and what they do.  They explained how the foundation is at the forefront of Masonic philanthropic work in Michigan.

Services provided by the foundation include providing unique community services, strategic Masonic preservation and support, top-quality health and continuing care for elder members and their friends.

To listen to the interview, please click “HERE“.  For more about the foundation, please click “HERE“.

Linda Hoath, Executive Director, Sault Area Convention and Vistor's Bureau.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Michigan landmark will open its doors to the public, when the Soo Locks hosts its annual open house, known as Soo Locks Engineer’s Day, tomorrow in Sault St. Marie, MI.  The day celebrates the engineers who built the locks, the men and women who have worked on the locks and the men and women who still do.

Linda Hoath, Executive Director of the Sault Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to invite everyone to make the trip to explore the Soo Locks complex and enjoy the rare opportunity to walk across the Lock walls.

She explained how the locks make it possible for freighters to traverse the 21-foot drop between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. To obtain a real understanding of how this engineering marvel works, only a visit will do.

To listen to the interview, please click “HERE“.  For more about the activities and events going on in the Soo, please click “HERE” for the Sault St. Marie CVB website.

Jacki Lykins with Marquette Junior Hockey.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Hockey fans who golf can channel their inner Happy Gilmore this weekend and help out Marquette Junior Hockey by hitting the links.  The 13-th Annual Marquette Junior Hockey Golf Outing is being held this Saturday at the Marquette Golf and Country Club.  Several teams will have the chance to battle it out on the Heritage Course and help to raise funds for the Junior Hockey Program.

Jacki Lykins, representative for Marquette Junior Hockey joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to encourage listeners to take part in the annual outing.  She explained how the funds raised at the outing go to help defray the expenses for kids to be involved in the Marquette Junior Hockey program.

To listen to the complete interview with Jacki Lykins, please click “HERE“.  For more about Marquette Junior Hockey, please click “HERE” to visit their website.

Todd Goldbeck and Mike Plourde.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It’s time once again for an annual tradition in Marquette County that gives area high school football players who have just graduated one last chance to show their skills.  The U.P. Football All-Star Game is set for this Saturday at the Superior Dome on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.  This year, there is a new and exciting development.  The game will be broadcast on the radio on WFXD-fm.

Todd Goldbeck, organizer and spokesman for the game stopped in at the Sunny 101.9 studios to chat with Mark Evans about the events going on this week that culminate in the match on Saturday.  Also joining in was Great Lakes Radio Sports announcer Mike Plourde, who will be broadcasting the game from the Dome.

To listen to the conversation between Mark, Todd and Mike, please click “HERE“.  For more about the U.P. Football All-Star Game and what this week is all about, please click “HERE“.

Folks from GLR, Willow Farms and Flanigan's Bar in the Sunny Studio.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 10-th Annual Great Lakes Radio/Flanigan’s Bar/BioLife Plasma Charity Golf Outing was held recently here in Marquette County.  Today, we had the opportunity to  follow through with a check presentation to this year’s recipient, the Willow Farms Therapeutic Riding Program in Harvey, MI

Great Lakes Radio Sales Guru Bill Tibor joined Don Marple, owner of  Flanigan’s Bar and Julie Frazier from Willow Farms all joined Mark Evans today on the big program  for a formal presentation of a check with all of the proceeds raised to the therapeutic  riding prgram.  Over 2300 dollars was raised to benefit the effort and help with scholarships for kids to take part.  Some of the money came from an additional donation from Kohl’s and their support is greatly appreciated.

To listen to the interview from this morning, please click “HERE“.

The One And Only Cookieman.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – For the last 25 years, Little Lake, MI has come alive with motorcycles, music and fun every July for the kids at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, MI.  This year is no different.

The legendary Cookieman joined Sunny 101.9’s Mark and Walt in the Morning today to preview the 25th Annual Harley Owner’s Group Ride-in and Motorcycle Show to benefit Bay Cliff.  Cookie outlined the activities planned for July 16-th at the American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake.  With everything from a motorcycle show to a spaghetti feed, it will be a great way to spend a day and help out the kids at Bay Cliff.

To listen to the interview with Cookieman, please click “HERE“.

John Kivela

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  A recent interview with Debra Nance with the Marquette Area Fourth of July Committee revealed that there was going to be no marching bands in this year’s Fourth of July parade in Marquette.  This was due to the fact that the Fourth of July Committee did not have enough funds in their budget to cover an honorarium for any bands.

This affected the Marquette Senior High School Marching Band’s ability to perform in the Marquette parade due to financial constraints on their end as well.  Ultimately, this meant that the Marquette High School Band was not going to be able to participate in their own hometown for the Holiday.  This did not sit well with the Jon Christiansen and the rest of the staff at Jon’s Auto in Marquette.

They stepped up and presented a $750.00 check to the Marquette High School Marching Band to cover their expenses for participating in the parade.  John Kivela, part-owner in the business joined Mark and Walt in the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to talk about why they decided to give the money to help out the band.

To listen to the complete interview with John Kivela, please click “HERE“.  To visit the website for Jon’s Auto, please click “HERE“.

Carl Fulsher with the American Cancer Society.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The time has come again for the annual Marquette County Relay For Life.  This annual event, put on by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for this weekend at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

Carl Fulsher, Community Representative for ACS, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning on Sunny 101.9 this morning to preview this weekend’s schedule of events and how people can still get involved with the event and the fund raising.  The relay will run from 1-pm Friday to 1-pm on Saturday.

To listen to the interview with Carl, please click “HERE“.